Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

Episode 103: Seeds We’re Starting

Video by Danielle Sherry and Carol Collins. Edited by Kara Demos.

Is there a better time of year than seed-ordering season? You may shop for seeds online, or perhaps you prefer the analog version (like us) of paper catalogs. Regardless, ordering and starting seeds is an act of defiance against the winter conditions outside. Starting seeds says, “Hey, snow and ice—you don’t scare me! I know spring is right around the corner.” Today we’ll talk about the seeds that have made it into our virtual shopping carts this year and tell you a little bit about what a particular variety was deemed a must-have. Carol, being the resident seed-starting expert offers up some ornamental and edible options, while Danielle sticks to tried-and-true veggies. Joining the hosts on this episode is digital content manager for FG, Christine Alexander, who has some extra insight to share after she started a slew of seeds last year to grow her own wedding flowers. What did well—and what didn’t? Tune in to find out.

Special guest: Christine  Alexander, digital content manager for Fine Gardening.

 

Carol’s Plants

‘Verrone’s Sophie’ dahlia (Dahlia ‘Verrone’s Sophie’, Zones 8–11)

‘Defiant PhR’ tomato

Tall verbena (Verbena bonariensis, Zones 7–10)

‘Verrone’s Sophie’ dahlia (parent plant)
‘Verrone’s Sophie’ dahlia (parent plant)

 

‘Defiant PhR’ tomato (photo: Johnny’s Selected Seeds)
‘Defiant PhR’ tomato. Photo: Johnny’s Selected Seeds

 

Tall verbena
Tall verbena

 

Danielle’s Plants

‘Red Burgundy’ okra

‘Sweet Pea Currant’ tomato

‘Mad Hatter’ pepper

‘Red Burgundy’ okra
‘Red Burgundy’ okra

 

‘Sweet Pea Currant’ tomato
‘Sweet Pea Currant’ tomato

 

‘Mad Hatter’ pepper (credit: New England Seed)
‘Mad Hatter’ pepper. Photo: New England Seed

 

Christine’s Plants

‘Glass Gem’ corn

‘Fortex’ French filet bean

‘Waltham’ butternut squash

Glass gem corn
‘Glass Gem’ corn

 

Fortex French Filet Bean
‘Fortex’ French filet bean

 

Waltham Butternut
‘Waltham’ butternut squash
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